Organizations

an ever-growing list of groups who are fighting for equality and championing women in music

 

A database of music industry organizations with women and non-binary people in positions of power. Created by ZIEMBA.

 
 
 

Keychange is an international campaign which invests in emerging female talent whilst encouraging festivals to sign up to a 50:50 gender balance pledge by 2022. More than 100 festivals worldwide have signed their pledge.

 
 
 

Discwoman is a New York-based platform, collective, and booking agency—that showcases and represents talent in electronic music.

 
 
 

FutureFemaleSounds is all about empowering girls through sound and action. Their mission is to highlight female DJs, promote female role models, and introduce young women to DJ'ing as a medium of artistic expression, self empowerment and professionalization through DJ workshops, cultural management masterclasses, and preparing participants to work with sounds in the future.

 
 
 

ReBalance is a program created by Festival Republic to provide studio recording time to women in music in an effort to tackle the gender imbalance over the long-term. They are also providing apprenticeships to women in engineering and production.

 
 
 

GIRLSCHOOL is a music and ideas festival with a mission: to celebrate, connect, and lift women-identified and gender-expanded artists, leaders, and voices. In addition, GIRLSCHOOL works throughout the year to present creative, interdisciplinary women-forward experiences on the forefront of culture.

 
 
 

WOMAN is an anonymous collective of change makers working to secure more marketshare, opportunities, resources, and equality for women in the music industry.


 
 
 

#BOSSBABESATX is a Texas-based nonprofit that amplifies and connects women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and organizers. They make space to catalyze multi-industry coalitions, share their crafts, seek help and provide each other with practical and emotional resources.

 
 
 

The Girls Rock Camp Alliance is an international membership network of youth-centered arts and social justice organizations. Girls Rock Camps help girls build self-esteem and find their voices through unique programming that combines music education and performance, empowerment and social justice workshops, positive role models, and collaboration and leadership skill building.

 
 
 

WOMEN SOUND OFF is a platform celebrating creative women from all industries and walks of life. They are focused on empowering, educating, and connecting women throughout their creative entrepreneur journeys. From music and media to tech and art, they work to create powerful and safe spaces for women to form alliances and have their voices heard.

 
 
 

#WomenCrush Music serves to create opportunities for rising women songwriters. They work to connect artists with future collaborators, educate them about the business, and inspire them to make an impact on this male-dominated industry.

 
 
 

shesaidso is a global network that works to enable women in music to connect with each other to network, exchange information, and get access to resources.

 
 
 

Girls Write Nashville is a songwriting and production community for middle and high-school girls in Nashville. Their mission is to empower expression through mentorship, songwriting, and music production with no cost to participants.

 
 
 

Women In Jazz Organization is a collective of professional performing Jazz Musicians who identify as Women or gender Non-Binary. Their goal is to help level the playing field in Jazz, so that women and non-binary people have equal opportunity to participate in and contribute to Jazz, leading to an improved and more rich, diverse, and successful art form.

 
 
 

PLAY LIKE A GIRL is a women-powered collective that aims to create safe spaces for women* + non-binary people to connect, create and learn with and from one another.

 
 
 

Girls March is empowering young women through music and leadership. They offer week-long leadership training seminars for young female musicians. Their goal is to create a supportive community for young women to interact directly with female role models and develop the technical and leadership skills they will need to be successful in their future professional endeavors.

 
 
 

Women account for less than 7% of producers and engineers. The 7% is a series designed to highlight and create a safe haven for women in music. They are creating a unified and inclusive platform to craft solutions while building and strengthening the community.

 
 
 

Women’s Audio Mission is a San Francisco/Oakland-based nonprofit organization that uses music and media and an incredible “carrot” of a training environment –  the only professional recording studio in the world built and run by women –  to attract over 2,000 underserved women and girls every year to STEM and creative technology studies that inspire them to amplify their voices and become the innovators of tomorrow.